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Phoebus

[ fee-buhs ]
/ ˈfi bəs /
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noun
Classical Mythology. Apollo as the sun god.
Literary. the sun personified.
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Origin of Phoebus

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English Febus, Phebus, from Latin Phoebus, from Greek phoîbos “shining, radiant, bright,” used in Homer as epithet and name for Apollo; further origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM Phoebus

Phoe·be·an [fi-bee-uhn, fee-bee-], /fɪˈbi ən, ˈfi bi-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Phoebus

Phoebus
/ (ˈfiːbəs) /

noun
Also called: Phoebus Apollo Greek myth Apollo as the sun god
poetic a personification of the sun

Word Origin for Phoebus

C14: via Latin from Greek Phoibos bright; related to phaos light
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